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them like they used to. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains why the numbers are down so much. >> reporter: as we drove the streets of oakland this afternoon the only police cars we saw were parked at the oakmont police substation. truth is site of a cop pulling over a car is more rare. the number of police stops in oakland is down some 75% from a few years ago. that's according to numbers obtained by the "chronicle" which shows oakland police made about 68,000 stops in 2008 and 2009. in 2010, the number went down to 49,000. in 2011, another huge drop to about 25,000. and by the end of this year, the projected number of police stops in oakland will be 15,733. police cite factors including layoffs which reduced the police force by 25%, cops running from one 911 call to another making it harder to make stops in between. also, special investigative and traffic teams have been disbanded including the motorcycle squads. >> just the motorcycle squads alone would be responsible for an average of 35,000 stops so that's probably the most contributing factor i can point to. >> reporter:
. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use california's mental health services act as a model for nationwide improvements. it levies a special tax on higher earners to pay for housing, medication, therapy and preventative services. >> the fact is that it sometimes does take the public's attentio on the worst of worst circumstances to talk about and to act around how we improve systems that for far too long have been underfunded and ignored. >> now, steinberg also wants the federal government to mat
to a suspect in the attempted shooting of a u.s. marine. live from cupertino, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >>> not far away but completely unrelated a cupertino preschool was locked down while police searched for a wanted man. the lockdown at good samaritan preschool on homestead road was just a precaution and kids were never in danger. police are saying little about the suspect except he is wanted for a crime committed in neighboring sunnyvale. ed. >>> in the wake of the tragedy in newtown, president obama is demanding immediate and specific strategies to curb gun violence. and he is promising that this time washington won't just talk about it. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on his call to action. >> reporter: it is a promise and says it's divergence for this president. before the connecticut school shooting he was usually generally neutral about anything related to the second amendment. today he not only called for action, he even gave a deadline for results and he wants some answers by january. >> we may never know all the reasons why this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since, m
. the porch at this home was destroyed. 34 tornadoes hit the southeast, the most ever in the u.s. on christmas day. years of drought in texas made the dry trees vulnerable to high winds. in arkansas, more than a foot of snow made for a rare day of sledding. more than 200,000 people have no power in the south. as the storm heads east, heavy rain is flooding parts of south carolina, blowing snow causing white-out conditions in indiana and ohio. and blizzard warnings are posted as far north as maine. this storm is wrecking travel plans. more than 900 flights have been canceled across the u.s., with more expected in the next couple of days. here at reagan national airport, freezing rain is delaying some flights. but many passengers are stuck because of snow at their destinations. >> a cancellation? >> reporter: dorian friedman and her daughter were going to lansing, michigan. >> i had a bad feeling on the way here and said, i don't see any planes taking off or landing. so we weren't surprised. but it's a little frustrating. >> reporter: this storm is now bringing snow, freezing rain and high winds
compared to the magazine that a criminal may use. >> reporter: but even on this point, the size of a clip, the debate is expected to be intense. >> ha. [ laughter ] >> the argument against that is that it is a diminution of freedom of firearms owners to make their own choices. >> reporter: but in day-to-day crime isn't it the handgun that's still the most commonly useed. >> that's correct. >> maybe. >> reporter: but as the professor notes on handguns the nation is divided. >> on the one hand, the handgun is the predominant weapon of abuse in the united states. but millions and millions of households also use them for self-defense. >> reporter: and that is one of the key issues. now, it's interesting, the rest of the nation is going to debate whether to follow california's example both on the clip size and on the amanda assault rifles. but as this debate goes on, gun stores are reporting record sales. >> there's been a lot of misinformation, including from the media. i'm glad we are doing the stories so people know the difference. >> no matter what you call them, the real question comes do
helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates are worried its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that ess obtained showed his true plan is to use a drone for spying for surveillance intelligence gathering. this is spying. >> the sheriff clearly is working to secretly unleash a drone on alameda county. >> reporter: although the sheriff's office had agreed to wait until a hearing before the public protection committee to decide this issue, it suddenly ended up on the county board of supervisors agenda for approval. the undersheriff says it was a clerical error and the item was pull. -- was pulled. as for how the drone will be used, the undersheriff admits it's a gray area. >> there are no hard and fast rules. in fact, currently, the faa hasn't even issued their final rules on using these. >> reporter: it's not just privacy advocates who are cautious. there's a
this high pressure system sitting here across the bay area. it's going to bring us sunshine and then rain returns tomorrow evening. so coming up, we'll get a check of your seven-day forecast. in the meantime it's going to be all about these cold temperatures today. kate is live in san anselmo. >> reporter: is it cold out there? >> yes. i can see my breath. you can see these cars have frost all over them. we are about a week away from the official start to winter but the weather is kick- starting things early. according to the national weather service, there is a cold front moving through the bay area. some of last night's overnight temperatures were the coldest we have had since january. temperatures in the north bay are expected to reach the freezing point or below and last night, people were bundled up in the east bay where it reached 39 degrees in pleasanton. >> we have layers on most of the kids i think three layers on both of them. we're good to . >> reporter: soon you will need a rain jacket. the rain is coming back. that makes state water managers happy. since july 132 more rain th
stop, hopped a fence and jumped in the creek. cbs 5 reporter don ford tells us the man disappeared around 12:30 this morning after police lost sight of him. >> police chief eric masterson says donaldson jumped into the creek. >> the officers were very surprised to see hill jump into the water completely unexpected. >> police say they followed allock the bank as far as they could trying to get donaldson out of the water but says he kept swimming away from them. >> we are very concerned. it was swift moving water. he could have got caught up in something or possibly have drowned. so, we're very concerned for his safety. we hope that he's okay. >> the swift water rescue team searched until daybreak. at dawn, a helicopter was used. by mid-morning anthony was still missing ensearch was called off. late this afternoon family members came to the bridge looking for hope. his younger brother was fearful. >> can your brother swim? >> no. he has asthma. if he was wearing a lot of clothes and shoes, not a good signed this his younger sister remembers their last phone call. >> i talked to him y
of the storm. that investigation continues. now, back out live here in the mountains. folks here are used to the rain perhaps a little too used to as we saw folks clearing a road in what might be a dangerous manner. the san lorenzo river is rushing fast. in fact, carol hendricks says it appears to be rising more dramatically than she has seen in years. she says 1 1/2 days ago it was tow dry you could walk across the bottom near downtown boulder creek. >> pretty outrageous and if it keeps raining it will go over the dam. >> reporter: as heavy rain keeps falling so do trees and eventually electrical wires. highway 9 was blocked in ben lomond for much of the morning. pg&e says they are in better shape to respond to such situation. that's because they now have these high-tech mobile command units this one in santa cruz. they are stocked with generators, laptops and satellite phones to communicate with other emergency responders. >> prepared to respond quickly and effectively to get people's power back up as soon as possible. >> reporter: but we found some folks who decided to take matters int
. >> reporter: here with us is lieutenant silverman who is going to fill us in on what happened. >> so we had a group of four pedestrians walking on the roadway and a car came by and struck three of the four of them and they were knocked down the hill a distance of about 30 feet. >> how are they tonight, the three knocked down the hill? >> so all three of them went to the hospital. one has life-threatening injuries and the other two have less serious injuries. >> okay. now, this was a hit-and-run. anything about the suspect? >> right. so the suspect driver and car were found a couple hundred yards away by our officers within minutes of the incident. >> okay. so they before found nearby. what do we know about the suspect? how many people were in the car? is the driver going to be charged here? >> there were four people in the other car, and one of the passengers in that car was also injured. at this point, we have the driver detained and we're investigating. >> what about reports that the driver had been drinking? >> right. so that's what we're investigating at this point. >> the passenger in
about 30 feet down a hillside. paramedics had to use back boards and ropes to carry a rescue. police found a car with fender damage a short distance away, detained the driver. there had been four people inside the car. one of them was hurt in the crash. the driver was detained, police are evaluating whether he was impaired at the time of the accident. the four pedestrians hit include a woman in her 50s with life-threatening injuries. >> all three of them went to the hospital. one has life-threatening injuries. the other two have less serious injuries. >> okay. now, this is the hit-and-run, anything about the suspect? >> right. so the suspect driver and car were found a couple of hundred yards way by our officers within minutes of the incident. >> there is no sidewalk in the area of the accident. >>> newtown, connecticut will observe a moment of silence this morning in honor of the mass shooting victims at 6:30 pacific time this morning. in addition, it's declared an official day of mourning in the state by the governor. >> my husband asked me last night, he says, has this rocked you
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